FortiClient is the VPN solution required to connect to the University of Calgary VPN.

Linux[edit | edit source]

The official FortiClient VPN client is absolutely terrible on Linux and does not seem to work on the latest version of Fedora/RedHat.

Instead, use OpenFortiVPN

OpenFortiVPN[edit | edit source]

OpenFortiVPN is available on the fedora repository. Install it through dnf/yum:

# yum install -y openfortivpn

After installing, configure the /etc/openfortivpn/config file and connect to the VPN like so:

# openfortivpn --username=xyz
VPN account password:
INFO:    Connected to gateway.

Windows[edit | edit source]

Use the official FortiClient Windows App from the Windows Store instead of the official FortiClient software to avoid the unnecessary UI and bloat (such as an unwanted and unneeded virus scanner that cannot be disabled!).